Al Gore Nominated For 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

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  1. Norwegian MPs nominate Gore for Nobel Peace Prize

    Thu Feb 1, 11:23 AM

    By John Acher

    OSLO (Reuters) - Two Norwegian parliamentarians have nominated former U.S. Vice President Al Gore for the Nobel Peace Prize for raising awareness of climate change.

    Since leaving office in 2001 Gore has lectured extensively on the threat of global warming and last year starred in his own documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth" to argue for immediate action to deal with the problem.

    "I think climate change is this century's most important and most threatening environmental issue, and I think Al Gore has made a difference in putting climate change on the global agenda," Conservative MP Boerge Brende told Reuters.

    Brende said Gore had also boosted the chances of reaching a consensus among world leaders on measures to tackle climate change from 2012 when the first period of the Kyoto Protocol curbing emissions of greenhouse gases ends.

    "Al Gore with his movie and his dedication and his active diplomacy among world leaders has really moved the issue forward," said Brende, environment minister in 2001-2004.

    The United States signed the Kyoto pact in 1997 when Gore was vice president but President Bill Clinton never submitted it to the Senate for ratification, knowing it would be defeated.

    President George W. Bush pulled out of Kyoto in 2001, saying it would hurt the U.S. economy and unfairly excluded developing nations.

    It would not be the first Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded for environmental work. In 2004 Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai won for her campaign to plant trees in Africa.

    Brende teamed up with a political opponent from the Socialist Left party, Heidi Soerensen, to nominate Gore for the peace prize by the February 1 deadline for nominations.

    They also nominated Inuit campaigner Sheila Watt-Cloutier of Canada for her work to show how climate change is affecting the lives of the Arctic indigenous people, Brende said.

    Members of national parliaments and governments are among the many people entitled to send in nominations for the prize. Others include former laureates, members of international courts and university professors in several fields.

    The winner is announced annually in October in Oslo.
  2. Not true!! It was submitted to the Senate and defeated 95-0.

    You can also substitute "Clinton" for "Bush" in the above sentence because he said the exact same thing.
  3. Perhaps he can come over and shovel the foot of snow on my front stoop!
  4. What's not true? That he wasn't nominated, or those people didn't nominate him?
  5. Al Gore nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
    By DOUG MELLGREN, Associated Press Writer Thu Feb 1, 6:29 AM ET

    OSLO, Norway - Former Vice President Al Gore was nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his wide-reaching efforts to draw the world's attention to the dangers of global warming, a Norwegian lawmaker said Thursday.
    "A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference," Conservative Member of Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of trade, told The Associated Press.
    Brende said he joined political opponent Heidi Soerensen of the Socialist Left Party to nominate Gore as well as Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier before the nomination deadline expired Thursday.
    "Al Gore, like no other, has put climate change on the agenda. Gore uses his position to get politicians to understand, while Sheila works from the ground up," Brende said.
    During eight years as Bill Clinton's vice president, Gore pushed for climate measures, including for the Kyoto Treaty. Since leaving office in 2001 he has campaigned worldwide, including with his Oscar-nominated documentary on climate change called "An Inconvenient Truth."
    Norwegian lawmakers are among the thousands of people and groups with rights to nominate Nobel candidates. Others include members of national governments, past laureates, members of the awards committee and its staff, and many university professors.
    The winner is traditionally announced in mid-October, with the prize always presented on the Dec. 10 anniversary of the death of its creator, Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel.

  6. Oh, really?

    On July 25, 1997, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, along with 93 other senators (with five senators not voting and none voting in opposition) adopted a resolution stating that ‘the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol to, or other agreement regarding, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992, at negotiations in Kyoto.’ Shouldn’t someone who has held the office of vice president of the United States and who has sought the presidency disclose the facts, even when reviewing a book? The reason that Gore’s name is not found with the 95 others is that as vice president presiding over the Senate, he could not cast a vote unless there was a tie. On the Kyoto vote the result was 95 to 0 against the treaty.

    Hey Doug Mellgren do a little research. LexisNexis in your vocabulary?

    P.S. I know there is no politcal talk allowed here - just correcting what was posted.
  7. Okay, I still don't know what you're talking about. Is he not nominated then?

    ...WHY DIDN'T HE GET ONE FOR "CREATING" THE INTERNET - UGH, he needs to go back to the private sector!!!!
  9. seriously! LOL!
    This is why it's better to not discuss political figures at all
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